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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RCU for low latency (experimental)
On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 01:31:05PM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:35:06AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >
> > > Reduce bh processing time of rcu callbacks by using tunable per-cpu
> > > krcud daemeons.
> >
> > why not just use work queues ?
>
> I don't know if work queues are scheduler friendly, but definitely the
> rearming tasklets are. Running a dozen callbacks per pass and queueing
> any remining work to a rearming tasklet should fix it.

One problem that likely happen here is that under heavy interrupt
load, large number of softirqs still starve out user processes.
In my DoS testing setup, I see that limiting RCU softirqs
and re-arming tasklets has no effect on user process starvation.

Thanks
Dipankar
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